Founding Author – Kashama Leo-Henry
Kashama Leo-Henry is a full-time mom, an early childhood educator, an advocate, and an author. She is originally from the beautiful Caribbean island Saint Lucia. Kashama has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. She has served as a preschool teacher, resource teacher, infant and toddler specialist, site director, and quality enhancement specialist. For the past seven years, Kashama has been providing technical assistance to childcare center staff, ensuring that early childhood teachers provide high-quality care to the children and families they serve. This work includes providing consultation, support, technical assistance, coaching, mentoring, and training to assist staff in developing practices that provide equitable learning opportunities for all children. Kashama also serves as a North Carolina Community College instructor, teaching early childhood courses at two college campuses.
Abigail Edmunds is from the beautiful island of St.Lucia. She always had a passion for English and literature. She is an avid reader and love learning new words and their meanings. Her passion is working with exceptional learners. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and Master’s Degree from Relay School of Education in Early Childhood Special Education. Her book, I Can! Just Not Like You, highlights inclusiveness, equity, and tolerance and shows how friends navigate through life in their own special way. It may look different from how it’s typically done but their mission is always accomplished!